Spindleshanks American Bistro is housed in a modern lodge on the Old Brockway Golf Course in Kings Beach. Decks out back and around the side provide alfresco dining with a view of the golf course. Inside it’s cozy and light with high ceilings, wood floors and a couple of fireplaces. Dinner options are eclectic with oysters, pork-belly tacos and nightly seafood specials. Notables are the Ginger Lemongrass Brick Chicken served with Asian slaw and mushroom pot stickers and the Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli in sage brown butter and candied pecans. Spindleshanks is well-known for its weekday happy hour featuring discounted wines, well drinks and appetizers. If you should have to wait for a table, there are a few bocce ball courts on the property where you can pass the time. Spindleshanks is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s a great place to fill up before golf in the summer or enjoy an après-ski happy hour in the winter.
400 Brassie Avenue, Tahoe Vista, CA